Persecution

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Why anti-Christian violence broke out in Niger after Charlie Hebdo

By Mary Reichard
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Africa | The brutality last weekend in the African nation of Niger garnered relatively little media attention, yet, 70 churches in the southern part of the country…

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Christians demand Modi take a stand in India’s conversion debate

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Hindu nationalists’ attempts to convert large groups of Christians and Muslims, along with political rhetoric about making India Hindu again, continue to…

Open Doors: Worst persecution yet to come

By J.C. Derrick
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Persecution | Militant Islam poses the biggest threat to Christians in Africa and the Middle East

Argentine lawyer appeals to U.S. for help with persecution case

By Katlyn Babyak
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Persecution | The two women selling food on a street corner in the crime-ridden city of Río Tercero, Argentina, had no time to run when a van pulled up in front of them…

Christmas isn’t over yet, and neither is holiday persecution

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Even as Christians in free countries gathered together for worship or family celebrations this Christmas, fellow believers in India, China, and Iran faced…

Christians celebrate in India and Indonesia despite attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians who face persecution around the world will celebrate Christmas knowing they may be targeted for it. In India and Indonesia already this month,

Christmastime, still

By Mindy Belz
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Persecution | In the new year Christ’s light will shine in the darkest places

India’s Christians protest after St. Sebastian’s Church burns

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Leaders and congregants of St. Sebastian’s, a Catholic Church in India’s capital of New Delhi, blamed arson for the fire that destroyed the church last…

Cruel and unusual punishment

By Sophia Lee
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North Korea | Missionary couple laments the reported execution of two young North Korean defectors and the inhumane imprisonment of seven others

Globe Trot: Pope and patriarch unite against persecution

By Mindy Belz
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International | POPE FRANCIS: The pontiff ended a visit to Turkey with a pointed call for Muslim leaders—political, religious, and academic—to condemn Islamic…

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